Newhouse School to host photographer Stephen Wilkes ’80 on Sept. 11
Newhouse School to host photographer Stephen Wilkes ’80 on Sept. 11 September 10, 2008Wendy S. Loughlinwsloughl@syr.edu
Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications will host acclaimed photographer Stephen Wilkes ’80 on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. in 101 Newhouse 1. The event is free and open to the public.
Wilkes is well known for his fine art and commercial photography, and his work has appeared on the covers of major publications such as Sports Illustrated, Life, Time magazine and New York Times Magazine. He shoots advertising campaigns for many of the country’s leading agencies and corporations, including Pepsi, American Express, Nike, Sony, AT&T, Rolex, J. Walter Thompson, McCann Erickson, Ogilvy & Mather, Goodby Silverstein & Partners and Rubin Postaer.
His 1999 series of photographs taken on the south side of Ellis Island eventually helped secure $6 million in funding for the restoration of the area, and was later captured in the book “Ellis Island: Ghosts of Freedom” (W.W. Norton, 2006).
He is the recipient of several awards, including the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography, Photographer of the Year in Adweek magazine, Fine Art Photographer of the Year at the 2004 Lucie Awards and an Epson Creativity Award.
Wilkes is a member of the Newhouse and Goldring Arts Journalism advisory boards.
For more information about his talk, contact Tony Golden at 443-7369 or email@example.com.